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Reavis Apple Check & Circlestone, AZ
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Sedona Loop Hike
Sedona Loop Hike
 
Reavis Apple Check & Circlestone, AZ 
Reavis Apple Check & Circlestone, AZ
 
Hiking21.23 Miles 3,501 AEG
Hiking21.23 Miles   9 Hrs   38 Mns   2.46 mph
3,501 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break12 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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Joe threw up this one this week and I realized it'd been 5 years since I hiked from this TH. Wally wanted to see what the Supes had to offer, so Joe and I offered to show him some of the sites of interest.

We started out with temps comfortably in the 40's. The trip down went quickly, but the trail is washed out in sections from fire burn runoff. Likewise on the beginning of the climb to the saddle. Once you get away from the wash, the trail is in decent shape all the way to the ranch. For me, this was one of the easier climbs up the exposed area to the saddle. In the past it seems it was much warmer. The cool temps and light breeze, made this.... a breeze.

The first real noticeable burn was was here at the saddle. It was clear sailing all the way to the cabin. The trail here is in great shape all the way to the ranch. We got excited almost to the ranch, when a backpacker heading south, back to the TH announced, "The Apple Blossoms are Incredible!" When we got there, it was a different story. 60 to 70% were orange an dry. More than likely, from a recent frost. The remainder looked perfect.

After a snack break, we headed to Circlestone. It's about 3.5miles and 2,200AEG from the ranch to the Circlestone. The Fireline Trail has seen some considerable washout in sections. The trail is now the wash in sections. We picked up a 4th on the way up to Circlestone. Max, a relatively new hiker, was in the middle of a 28 mile hike from the Reavis North TH. We all enjoyed a break/lunch at Circlestone. Wally pointed out Pinto Peak, because Mt Ord was not visible.

We retreated the way we came. When the breeze blew, all was fine. It got a tad warm, when it laid down. 14 AZT thru hikers were passed. All but 2 groups of 2 were singles.

I hope Joe and I were able to peak Wally's interest into doing future hikes in the Supes.
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Named place [ checklist ]
[ checklist ] Reavis Saddle Spring
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Reavis Creek at Fireline #118 Light flow Light flow
Quite a bit of water here. I've never seen it dry. I filtered a quart.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Reavis Saddle Spring Dripping Dripping
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout
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